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  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

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  • Richard Brookins

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Flew two tours as combat pilot, shot down twice and had to bail out a total of three times. Flew Spitfires, P-47’s and P-51’s, and always named his planes “The Duchess". Credited 4.25 destroyed [1.25 x Air, 3 x Ground]. On climb out for an operational...

  • Hayes Button

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission in P-47 42-8483 crashed near Dunkirk 30-Dec-43 Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 1864. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Eugene Clark

    Military | Colonel | Pilot, Deputy Commanding Officer | 352nd Fighter Group
    Lieutenant Colonel 'Pop' Clark served as a pilot with the 352nd Fighter Group. ...

  • Cyril Doleac

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group

  • John Edwards

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Came to the 352nd FG from the 487th BG

  • Theodore Fahrenwald

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Crashed near Elbeuf in P-51 #42-103336. See his book "Bailout over Normandy". He evaded and fought with the Resistance until liberated in August. See his books for proof.

  • Richard Gates

    Military | First Lieutenant | 352nd Fighter Group

  • Edwin Heller

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Edwin Heller was born in Philadelphia in 1918. He entered the service in February 1942 and graduated from flying school 12 months later. After transitioning to P-47s he joined the 486th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, at Republic Field, Long...

  • Nathan Hylan

    Military | Major | Flight Surgeon | 352nd Fighter Group
    Maj. Nathan W. Hylan was a respected physician and well-known member of the Derry Flying Club in the small town of Derry, N.H. Like many others during wartime, Hylan traded in his civilian life for military service. He was assigned to the medical...

  • Willie Jackson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group

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  • 42-103316

    P-51 Mustang

  • 42-106661 'Hot Stuff'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to HQ Sqn, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 7-Jun-44. Hit by flak near Le Merlerault, France and exploded. Pilot Maj Edward J Gignac Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5556.




Date Contributor Update
11 November 2016 17:05:22 WD-C Mustang Changes to type and person associations

Merged info from duplicate entry

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:53 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)